Being Bridget Jones, dating at all ages!

Before I met Adam I was convinced that I was going to be an elderly spinster surrounded by dogs (never one to conform to stereotype) and lucking out on senior dating sites

Modern day Bridget Jones

When I look back on my life as a singleton I realise that I didn’t take full advantage of it. I was one of those people that claimed I loved single life and yet when I was out I would find myself scanning a room in search of the person that could be the one.

For several years I missed out on going out, enjoying myself and not giving a damn. It took my dads illness to make me realise that I didn’t need someone, I had an amazing family, great friends and no one to answer to. And when I finally believed it, I went out and let my hair down. I danced, I drank and I didn’t scan the bar looking for anyone.

It was a dare that led me to the dating app on which I met Adam, friends who wanted me to give it a go. I wasn’t expecting to meet the love of my life! I honestly thought it would be a chance to appease them not find what was missing in my life. Adam didn’t become the person I answered to, instead he was one of the people I ran to. And without realising it, he was the person that I needed. The person my heart recognised even though my eyes had never seen him before.

An epiphany

Before we met I would compare myself to others. As I witnessed friends getting married and having children, I began to look upon myself as a failure, for I was nowhere near that stage.

Heck, I didn’t  even have a man.

I now realise  that I wasn’t meant to meet ’the one’ before I did. As much as I would’ve loved to have met Adam sooner we weren’t the people we are now. And because of that I honestly don’t think we would’ve connected the way we have.

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
— Marilyn Monroe

Hello Mrs Robinson

Love can come into your life at any age and catch you completely unaware.

Recently whilst researching for a post online I discovered an article about a lady who had found herself back in the world of dating. Despite our differences in age I found that her single thoughts mirrored my own in so many ways.

In fact, it made me realise that over 50s dating is the same as any other age. Our insecurities carry with us but with so many dating sites out there, there really is something and someone for everyone!


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